Shane Victorino lands role on ‘Hawaii Five-0′

David Brown
Big League Stew

Hang on, a post about "Hawaii Five-0" cannot be done without playing this first:

It's only right that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino appear in an episode of "Hawaii Five-0." Victorino is from the 50th state, of course, and he possesses enough charisma to at least get a callback. So, go and set your DVRs for Feb. 20 on CBS. Here's a part of the episode's synopsis, provided by The Five-0s website:

Five-0 investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found in the jungle near the site of a historical war re-enactment. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and Hawaii native Shane "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Victorino guest stars as a business executive on a company retreat.

"The Flyin' Hawaiian"? More like "The Actin' Hawaiian."

Victorino's character even gets a name: "Shaun." Much like "Shane" — and the old "Five-0" series from the '60s and '70s, when Kam Fong played Chin Ho, or perhaps it was the other way around.

Victorino hasn't said too much about his big acting break, but he did give a little preview on Twitter:

Just a "small scene"? Darn, I was hoping Shane-O would be the secret bad guy, found out by McGarrett in the final act. How else is he supposed to get an Emmy? Maybe he's sandbagging.

But the Twitter conversation does raise the topic of Phillies players getting into the acting biz. As reporter Todd Zolecki of points out, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley also chewed up the scenery in an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." And the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, recently appeared on NBC's "30 Rock." (He did? He DID!)

Oh, hang on. Got a musical itch to scratch again:

Best TV theme ever? Best TV theme ever.

This will be Victorino's first dramatic role, but he did appear on "Jon and Kate Plus Eight" a few years ago. Can you hum that theme from memory? No, you cannot.

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